ARC Subsidiary, GemCap Invests in Future Growth of Transport Disruptor, Linebooker

Oct 2nd, 2018|

ARC Subsidiary, GEMCAP Invests in Future Growth of Transport Disruptor, Linebooker Cape Town, 29 August 2018: African Rainbow Capital Investments subsidiary, GemCap has announced that it has acquired online transport management business, Linebooker from Oceana Group (Pty) Limited. The investment being made by GemCap will provide a springboard to expand and grow the existing business and its digital solutions within the freight and logistics sector.Linebooker, through its interactive mobile friendly bidding platform provides customers with instant access to multiple pre-approved transport companies. This [...]

Moving Goods to Another City: There’s an App for That

Nov 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Moving Goods to Another City: There's an App for That Cape Town – Nick Hoffman describes himself as an "intrapreneur" who is passionate about the transport business. He is co-founder and general manager of Linebooker, an online bidding platform for road freight and logistics. An intrapreneur is a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing. Hoffman said they saw a gap in the transportation of goods where a truck, for example, would take a load to George and drive [...]

SA Agriculture Looks to Harvest Efficiencies in Weak Economy

Sep 14th, 2017|

SA Agriculture Looks to Harvest Efficiencies in Weak Economy Transport: ‘low hanging fruit’ for farmers seeking cost savings Farmers are currently facing myriad environmental challenges – from water shortages to avian flu – so finding new ways to cut costs is critical. Transport is one of the ‘controllable’ expenses that farmers can reduce using online technologies and crowdsourcing. Nick Hoffman, general manager of Linebooker – a nimble, online bidding platform that matches trucks with loads – says technology is unleashing new ways for [...]

SA Transport Company Helps Students Appreciate Industry-wide Changes

Aug 25th, 2017|Tags: |

SA Transport Company Helps Students Appreciate Industry-wide Changes ‘On the ground’ instruction provided by owners of disruptive business model Cape Town, 21 August 2017: Disruption is the name of the game in business today and some South African students are learning first-hand what it is all about. As part of guiding the next generation of transport and logistics professionals, Linebooker – South Africa’s leading online bidding platform for road freight transport – has been instructing students from Stellenbosch University to ensure change management [...]

Bidding Platform Cuts Transport Costs

Jul 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Bidding Platform Cuts Transport Costs Linebooker, a Cape Town based online bidding platform in the freight transport sector, has produced an average saving of 12% for its clients since it launched five months ago. The firm said its success showed how ripe South Africa’s freight transport industry was for disruption. Naude Rademan, the managing director at Linebooker, said the firm provided an affordable and efficient alternative in a space where costs are traditionally murky and broker fees are high. “We’ve saved customers [...]

Is the Future of Transport Here?

May 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

Is the Future of Transport Here? Ideas from two innovative South African firms are making it possible to change the way goods get transported from A to B Andries Louw, founder and MD of transport technology firm Milotek, is thinking big. “I want to provide African cities with a congestion-free, automated mass-transport solution that operates profitably at fares of under US5c/person/km,” he says. That ambitious plan would compete with rail and road transport solutions that are the mainstay for moving passengers [...]